Jason Reitman to direct new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

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Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Jason Reitman has been roped in to direct the next instalment of the “Ghostbusters” franchise.

According to sources Jason, whose father, Ivan, directed the first two “Ghostbusters” movies, will direct the latest pic in the famous franchise, reports variety.com.

Reitman has also co-written a screenplay with Gil Kenan and plans to shoot the film this summer, with Sony planning to release the latest sequel in summer 2020.

Insiders say this film will be a continuation of the 1984 sequel and will not be connected to the 2016 film.

Sources could not say if that means that the original cast members will be back, as exact story details are still being kept under wraps but sources say Reitman has begun testing teenagers for four mystery roles.

The film also marks Reitman’s first major tentpole, as he’s mostly focused on mid-budget movies like “Up in the Air” and his Golden Globe-nominated “Tully”.

–IANS

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